From Cape May to the Atlantic Highlands with many stops along the coast, these local breweries bring you the finest craft beers in the state.

BEACH BY CARTON BREWING 

  • ABV 4.0
  • IBU 40
  • TYPE SESSION ALE
Beach Session Ale encourages consumers to drink and be chill. An ale that screams summer, the hops consist of fruity aromatics and bitterness with a splash of orange zest to round out the beer. A beer that encompasses a taste that’s fruity, bitter and dry. Location: Atlantic Highlands Website: cartonbrewing.com

HEAD HIGH BY KANE BREWING  CO.

  • ABV 6.5
  • IBU 80
  • TYPE INDIA PALE ALE
Head High deems itself as Kane Brewing Company’s interpretation of an American-style India Pale Ale that is all things hops. The hops consist of five different varieties that are all grown in the Pacific Northwest. Chinook and Columbus are added early in the boil process for a smooth bitterness. Centennial, Cascade, Citra and Columbus give the IPA its noticeable grapefruit flavor. Location: Ocean Township Website: kanebrewing.com

CLASSIC BY BEACH HAUS BREWERY

  • ABV 5.3
  • IBU 25
  • TYPE AMERICAN PILSNER
Beach Haus brings you a classic American Pilsner that is refreshing with underlying malt hops that are said to stand out when compared to other modern American light lagers. The pilsner’s distinctive grainy sweetness derives from maize. Location: Belmar Website: beachhausbeer.com

ST. JOHN’S BY RINN DUIN BREWING

  • ABV 4.9
  • IBU 20
  • TYPE IRISH ALE
St. John’s Irish Ale is a light- to medium-bodied beer. The ale gives off a toasted toffee aroma with a slightly sweet finish of caramel and roasted chocolate flavors. Rinn Dunn Brewing serves the Irish Ale in either a 16 oz draft or a 32 or 64 oz growler. Location: Toms River Website: rinnduinbrewing.com

THE BEE STING BY JUGHANDLE BREWING CO.

  • ABV 6.3
  • IBU 22
  • TYPE SAISON
This farmhouse-style Saison embodies an interesting grain bill that includes both quinoa and wheatberries. The Bee Sting gets its name from being brewed with local honey, fresh lemons and dry hopped with lavender, which are all said to calm a bee sting. Location: Tinton Falls Website: jughandlebrewing.com

CHARRETTE BY DARK CITY BREWING CO.

  • ABV 7.3
  • IBU 73
  • TYPE BELGIAN STYLE RYE IPA
This Belgian Style Rye IPA comes from American hops and Belgian yeast working together to provide an end result that brings juicy, tropical fruit flavors to your tastebuds and enticing aromatic scents. The beer is finished with a subtle hint of spice. Location: Asbury Park Website: darkcitybrewing.com

LOCAL GIRL BY LITTLE DOG BREWING CO. 

  • ABV 4.5
  • TYPE BLONDE ALE
Currently on tap at Little Dog Brewing Co., Local Girl Blonde Ale is a crisp and refreshing beer that is brewed with fresh ginger. The ale is available in 22 oz bottles. Location: Neptune City Website: littledogbrewing.com

AMERICAN WHEAT BY SCREAMIN’ HILL BREWERY

  • ABV 5.1
  • TYPE WHEAT ALE
American Wheat is on tap year round at Screamin’ Hill Brewery. The name speaks for itself as the beer is none other than a wheat ale brewed right in the garden state. Location: Cream Ridge Website: screaminhill.com

DENNIS CREEK BY TUCKAHOE BREWING CO.

  • ABV 5.24
  • IBU 30
  • TYPE PALE ALE
Dennis Creek is known as Tuckahoe Brewing Co.’s flagship beer. The American Pale Ale balances floral and citrus aromas yet still has a bitterness in the background. Centennial and Cascade hops are used in this pale ale as well as a hint of aromatic malt. It’s a beer that stands the test of all seasons. Location: Egg Harbor Township Website: tuckahoebrewing.com

BAMBER BROWN BY BACKWARD FLAG BREWING CO.

  • ABV 5.1
  • TYPE BROWN ALE
Backward Flag Brewing Co. brews all of its beers with the goal that each starts a conversation or encourages consumers to dive into the wonderful world of craft beer. Bamber Brown is no exception to that rule. The Brown Ale is just one of the craft beers on the brewing company’s menu. Location: Forked River Website: backwardflagbrewing.com

VIENNA BY DOUBLE NICKEL

  • ABV 5.3
  • IBU 20
  • TYPE LAGER
This malt-forward lager is comprised of Pilsner, Vienna and Munich malts and is known as the brewing company’s other lager. The bready backbone of the lager is nicely balanced with German-style hops. A perfect variety for any occasion with its rich amber-brown pour and subtle complexities. Location: Pennsauken Website: dncbeer.com

MORRO CASTLE BY FORGOTTEN BOARDWALK BREWING

  • ABV 5.7
  • IBU 45
  • TYPE SMOKED PORTER
One of Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing’s seasonal beers, Morro Castle is a Smoked Porter that is brewed with 50 percent Beechwood smoked malt. According to the brewery, it can best be described as “Labor Day in a glass.” This porter’s rising smoke finish is brought out by hints of roasted coffee. Location: Cherry Hill Website: forgottenboardwalk.com

XPA BY ASBURY PARK BREWERY

  • ABV 5.9
  • IBU 32.7
  • TYPE EXTRA PALE ALE
Asbury Park Brewery’s American Extra Pale Ale is one of the brewery’s flagship beers. The ale is brewed in West Coast tradition with a balanced malt flavor as well as a refreshing Cascade hops nose. Location: Asbury Park Website: asburyparkbrewery.com

SUMM’TIME BLONDE BY FRYE BREWING CO.

  • ABV 5.7
  • IBU 29
  • TYPE BLONDE ALE
Frye Brewing Co.’s Summ’time Blonde is a Blonde Ale that remains true to style with a nice golden color and thick head, which is said to be typical of the Frye brews. A refreshing summer beer with its light hop character, light malt flavor and smooth mouthfeel. Location: Point Pleasant Website: fryebrewingcompany.com

RED SKY BY LAST WAVE BREWING CO.

  • ABV 5.6
  • IBU 18
  • TYPE RED ALE
You have probably heard the age old adage, “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight,” which is where this Red Ale gets its name. The ale is a sturdy malt combination of two Crystal and Chocolate malts and your tastebuds will also pick up on a simple caramel goodness. The ale’s balance comes from a healthy dose of Cascade hops. Location: Point Pleasant Beach Website: lastwavebrewing.com

PANIC PALE ALE BY ICARUS BREWING CO. 

  • ABV 5.9
  • IBU 48
  • TYPE PALE ALE
Icarus Brewing Co. notes that its mission is to cultivate a line of craft beers that will be beloved by beer lovers in Lakewood as well as the greater Ocean County area. To date Icarus Brewing has brewed 220 barrels of beer, served 13,015 beers and 52 bars are currently pouring their beers such as the Panic Pale Ale. Location: Lakewood Website: icarusbrewing.com

CAPE MAY IPA BY CAPE MAY BREWING CO.

  • ABV 6.3
  • IBU 63
  • TYPE INDIA PALE ALE
Cape May Brewing Co.’s American IPA is named for America’s Oldest Seaside Resort. This IPA is available all year round in bottles, cans or on draft and is loaded with floral and citrus notes with a slightly bitter, zesty finish. The Cape May IPA is dry-hopped with almost a pound per barrel. Location: Cape May Website: capemaybrewery.com

PITCH PINE ALE BY PINELANDS BREWING CO. 

  • ABV 5.9
  • TYPE AMERICAN PALE ALE
Pinelands Brewing Co. brews beer that is “As Pure as the Pines,” which is achieved by using fresh, locally sourced ingredients and water from the Kirkwood-Cohansey Aquifer. Let your tastebuds experience the brewery’s Pitch Pine Ale, which is one of its staple brews. Location: Little Egg Harbor Website: pinelandsbrewing.com

BEACH PATROL BY SHIP BOTTOM BREWERY

  • ABV 5.2
  • TYPE HEFEWEIZEN ALE
Ship Bottom Brewery’s Beach Patrol is a light and refreshing wheat beer. The yeast this Hefeweizen Ale is made with treats consumers to aromas and flavors of clove and banana. The ale is available year round. Location: Beach Haven Website: shipbottombrewery.com

COMING SOON BRADLEY BREW PROJECT

  • LATE 2017
  • EARLY 2018
  • TYPES ALES AND LAGERS
Bradley Brew Project is in the works and reminds all that good things come to those who wait! The nanobrewery-in-planning will focus on locally brewed ales and lagers with approachable personalities and unique stories. Location: Bradley Beach Website: bradleybrew.com